Hey folks, some good news our dojo has been featured on Kendo World! Michael Lindsay sensei wrote an article about his experience overcoming a serious illness, and how kendo played a pivotal role in his journey. For those of who aren't familiar, Kendo World was the first English language magazine for international kendo practitioners,
Hi Folks its with great pleasure to announce we have been invited to another cultural festival for the Tulsa City Asian American Festival, Please be prepared with clean dogi/hakama as well as a change of clothing. We will only have 10 minutes for our demonstration so please pay close attention to the commands given.
Martin Regional Library
2601 S Garnett Rd, Tulsa, Ok 74129
Hi folks we were recently were invited to speak on a local Tulsa Podcast called Black Belt Banter, come check it out here:
Huge thank you to Professor Todd Ryan, Colin Switzer and Thomas Williams for setting this whole thing up.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODING
HI all we've been invited to perform a demonstration at the Gathering Place on June 1st. We will have a table set up, as well as perform a couple of demonstrations through out the day, showcasing kendo.
Please be sure to bring a change of clothing, and if you have a summer dogi, I would recommend using It, as this will be an outdoor performance.
1:20pm & 3:00pm
Parking information/setup TBD
The Gathering Place
2650 S John Williams Way E, Tulsa, OK 74114
Hi everyone its time for the bi-annual Nabeshima cup, Texas Open, and shinsa. In Dallas Texas. this is the largest kendo tournament in the Southwest region. and continues to grow each year. please mark your calendars and be prepared for a weekend of kendo!
Testing material, once available will be posted here: www.swkif.org
April: 26th Board meeting/checking/seminar
April 27th Shiai "Competition"
April 28th Shinsa "Examination"
The Greenhill School’s Phillips Gymnasium
4141 Spring Valley Road, Addison, TX 75001
Paper-work Internal Due Date:
please make payments to Shaw Furukawa via check or Paypal: Furukawasho@gmail.com
DUE APRIL 4th NO EXCEPTIONS
Hi folks registration for the AUSKF (national) and SWKIF (Regional) for 2019 is fast approaching. Registration will begin on 3/15/19. Please visit: www.unitedstateskendo.com to register.
This annual requirement for all kendo participants in the USA, allows you to participate in national, international sanctioned events, and is required to apply for grading or competitions. Ranks attributed through the AUSKF are the only kendo grades in america recognized internationally.
Unlike some martial-arts, kendo examinations are not conducted by day-to-day instructors, it is done on a federation level, by a panel of judges either regional, national, or international at a designated testing sites. Lastly this registration insures you and your dojo are covered under the All United States Kendo Federation insurance program..
Hi Folks if you are interested in cross training and learning of other Japanese sword related arts in Oklahoma, please check out this event we were invited to for the "Oklahoma Sword Arts seminar" This is an annual event, with like minded martial artistm this year we will have seminars in the following: Kendo, Jodo, and Koryu Iaido.
2201 W I 44 Service Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
9am-12pm 1st sessino
1:30pm-3:30pm 2nd session
Hi Folks its with great pleasure to announce we have been invited to another cultural festival for the OU Tulsa Asian world experience, Please be prepared with clean dogi/hakama as well as a change of clothing. We will only have 10 minutes for our demonstration so please pay close attention to the commands given.
OU Learning Center
4502 E 41st St, Tulsa, OK 74135
Hi folks, we have a very special class planned for 1/15 . In light of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, and other gun related violence over the country. Lindsay sensei and I thought it would be a good time to address safety in the Dojo and go over some training for worse case scenario situations.
Our guest speaker is Mr. Drew Diamond, the current Director of the Jewish Federation of Tulsa. He previously had been director of security for Union Public Schools, As well as a former police chief for the Tulsa police department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and for the Police Executive Research Forum in Washington, D.C. Please make your best efforts to attend the lecture. We will be having him come talk to us, during regular class time.